Category Archives: People
Truly the epitome of a larger-than-life frontiersman and Victorian amateur scientist, Herbert H. Brown was the first curator of the Arizona State Museum (1893-1912) and a jack-of-all-trades.
The neighborhoods surrounding the University of Arizona hold a bounty of local treasures, from the Postal History Museum to an Ace Hardware with unrivaled vintage ambience. Also on this list of UA area unique institutions is Ha:san Prepartory and Leadership School “a bicultural public high school for Tohono O’odham youth and Native students interested in [...]
Not even 48 hours after the posting of my last blog I received two emails offering information about “mysterious Mr. Walsin.” I discovered that far from being unknown, unidentified, or illegible, the signature on the flyleaf of our little book is the authentic autograph of Frederick Roelker Wulsin (1891-1961). Clearly, I had far too quickly jumped to the conclusion that [...]
We were putting together the presentation for a History 301 class due to visit the ASM Library in a few days. The instructor, Dr. Michael Brescia, wanted us to show his students a wide variety of resources and we wanted to display some of the best of the best; not just any old reference book [...]
Arizona State Museum’s 20th annual Southwest Indian Art Fair brings accomplished and well known Native artists from all over the Southwest, but one family in particular stands out for their knack in making waves in the art world internationally.
Native American music and dance is as diverse as the many tribes themselves. Most traditional Native songs and dances can be linked to ceremonies or social gatherings. Today Native musicians and dancers continue their traditional forms, and also draw from these for inspiration as they create new forms of music and dance that combine elements [...]
The Southwest Indian Art Fair is proud to name Delbridge Honanie as its 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner. Delbridge is a Hopi artist specializing in paint and wood carvings, born in 1946 in Winslow, Arizona. He grew up in Shungopavi Village, Second Mesa, on the Hopi Reservation and has spent the last 20 years living [...]
Today’s blog is written by ASM’s Dr. Michael Brescia who is on sabbatical this year. A Fulbright-Carlos Rico Award for North American Studies, under the categories of teaching and research, has taken him to two locales in North America. This past fall at the University of Western Ontario, Brescia taught a research seminar on the [...]
Today’s blog is written by Lisa Falk, lead curator for ASM’s exhibit Through the Eyes of the Eagle: Illustrating Healthy Living. In light of staggering statistics on obesity and diabetes, Arizona State Museum partnered with university and community organizations to bring to Tucson an exhibit with a healthy message. If you haven’t had a chance [...]
Today’s blog is written by Lisa Falk, lead curator for ASM’s new exhibit Through the Eyes of the Eagle: Illustrating Healthy Living. Terrol Dew Johnson is an award-winning artist, community organizer, and a nationally recognized activist who lives with type 2 diabetes. He is also one of the co-curators of Arizona State Museum’s newest exhibit [...]